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Old 05-30-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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SSBC 8 piston calipers

8 piston calipers that use common corvette pads. Has anyone tried these yet?

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Old 05-30-2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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Massive 8 Piston braking performance now for 15 in. wheels!!
Complete kit includes:
  • 100% USA made 8 Piston Billet Aluminum Calipers
  • Hi-Performance Hawk HPS brake pads
  • Braided Stainless Steel flex hoses
  • All necessary brackets and hardware included
All for the low-low price of $1,014. Braking it down (see what I did there )
- cheapest "good" set of ss brake lines is about $150
- HPS pads are about another $120

So you're getting 8 piston calipers for like $745 -


That and I'm curious to know what they mean by "brackets and hardware" - I have a feeling they're going to be wheel spacers.
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what about the rotor? and the fact they are that inexpensive is a little scary
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- Its a universal caliper with a spacer to get the offset right.
- There's no mention of piston design.
- It looks to be a monobloc but there appears to be no engineering analysis done because there's a lot of excess material that could be removed to make it lighter and not reduce strength.
- Thats a lot of caliper for a stock size rotor so you only addressed 1 of 2 weak links. Adding racing brake rotors would help but at that price point I would look at different kits.
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what about the rotor? and the fact they are that inexpensive is a little scary
It apparently can use the stock rotor
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It apparently can use the stock rotor
even less comfortable with that. I would pass on it OP one of those things that are too good to be true....the pistons are probably the size of a dime if it can fit our rotor size
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It states 30 and 35 mm but not the mix. More doesn't always mean better. Especially when they haven't even mentioned any steps to address heat transfer.
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